As a parent with a career, I often use my slow cooker to make meals. I prepare the ingredients in the morning, set everything up, and the food is ready when I return home. I've been wondering if the slow cooker has been the most cost-effective way for me to make healthy meals for my family. Is a Slow Cooker Cost-Effective? Yes, slow cookers are effective. It turns out … [Read more...] about Is a Slow Cooker Cost-Effective?
Recently, my little family discovered the joy of air fryers. So, when I had the money, I bought one for home, unboxed it, and set it up. My child (dubbed the Air Fryer Queen) got to work preparing home-cut fries and sticky buffalo wings. As you can imagine, our anticipation turned to confusion when we could smell and taste plastic. What's the deal with that? And how do you get … [Read more...] about How to Get Rid of Air Fryer Taste
You may have heard the buzz about how Teflon and your air fryer are in cahoots to poison you. The truth is that not all these appliances contain this non-stick coating. So, before you abandon hope for the supposed traitor in your kitchen, you'll want to know if yours is a threat. Here's how to find out: How To Know If Your Air Fryer Has A Teflon Coating Teflon is also … [Read more...] about How To Know If Air Fryer Has Teflon
Edamame or green soybeans are a protein-rich, nutritious snack, especially air-fried until crisp and seasoned generously with salt. Shelled or unshelled edamame will air-fry within 15 minutes and are ideal for a tasty starter, a side dish, or a healthy alternative to Cheetos. How To Air-Fry Edamame I first tasted edamame at a new sushi restaurant, where it was served … [Read more...] about How To Air-Fry Edamame
There's nothing quite like coming home to the smell of an already-cooked meal after a long day at the office. Then, when you schmooze over to your slow cooker and lift the lid in anticipation, you're greeted with a watery, gray, flavorless slop. Well, there goes my appetite and mood. Why Do Some Slow-Cooked Meals Turn Watery? Crock pots are designed to cook for extended … [Read more...] about How to Stop Slow Cooker Meals From Going Watery
Reducing the liquid in a slow cooker takes a bit of planning. For instance, I hoped that chucking everything into one pot and setting it to automatic would yield a restaurant-worthy stew, but that's certainly only the case sometimes. I got a soggy, pale, and bland dish instead. Sound familiar? How to Reduce in a Slow Cooker Slow cookers are designed to trap steam to cook … [Read more...] about How to Reduce in a Slow Cooker
When it comes to cooking, the type of cookware you choose can make a difference in the quality and healthiness of the meals you create. If you don't pay attention to the different types of cookware and how they might be affecting your food, it's time to start! Choosing the type of cookware that's best for you isn't as straightforward as it might seem. There are advantages … [Read more...] about Stainless Steel Vs Nonstick Vs Ceramic Cookware: Which Should You Choose?
It's tedious when food keeps sticking on the pan while cooking, and then you'll have to scrub for a long time just to remove the residue. Whether it's your first time buying cookware or you want kitchenware, it's better to invest in nonstick pans so you won't experience this. However, cookware is expensive, so I wanted to make sure I made the right choice. Below you … [Read more...] about Different Nonstick Pan Types
Larger air fryers are quickly becoming one of the most popular cooking devices to add to your kitchen counter space. With their ability to consistently fry food to perfection without the need for fatty oils, it is easy to see why... Whether it's your first time buying an air fryer or you are looking to upgrade to a new air fryer, take a look below to find out which air fryer … [Read more...] about Different Air Fryer Sizes: How Big of an Air Fryer Do I Need?
What could be better than learning to cook your perfect steak in the perfect steak pan - and what could be more delicious! Steak is such a crowd pleaser, it's popular with diners all over the world, and if you want to make a good impression on a dinner guest, a steak dinner using a pan is most definitely the way to go! Pan frying is a great option for how to cook your … [Read more...] about The Best Pan to Cook Steak [2023 Review]
Finding the best quiet range hood for your kitchen is a huge decision. Range hoods are expensive and last forever so whatever you buy, you’re going to be stuck with. I know that range hoods can be loud and make it impossible to have a conversation while you’re cooking. Here are the 4 main criteria I used to pick the best quiet range hood for you: The Best … [Read more...] about Best Quiet Range Hoods [2023 Review]
Over the last few years, air fryers have become incredibly popular! Many home cooks are using them to make their favorite air fryer recipes more healthily. These kitchen appliances are easy to use, and they make reheating leftovers 10x better. If you recently bought a new air fryer oven or got one as a gift, you’ve probably got a bunch of questions. Today I’ll help you with one … [Read more...] about Can You Put Aluminum Foil in an Air Fryer? Yes! Here’s How…
There are so many benefits to cookware made of stone, but which brand do you go for? With so many on the market all promising the same features, it can seem impossible to try to pick just one. Our Top Stone Cookware Recommendations But don't worry, because I've rounded up the top stone cookware brands and the various products they have to offer. 1. Best Stone … [Read more...] about 7 Best Stone Cookware Options [2023 Review]
I know the pain of reheating a slice of leftover pizza, only to discover that it has become limp, soggy, and sad. One of the biggest benefits of reheating leftovers in an air fryer is that they will become just as crispy as when they were first made. You should 100% be using your air fryer to reheat food if you’ve got leftovers in your fridge. You can reheat just … [Read more...] about How to Reheat Food in an Air Fryer and the Best Leftovers to Reheat!
Finding a new range hood for your gas stove is a huge decision. The best range hoods are expensive and last forever so whatever you buy, you’re going to be stuck with. There are a ton of factors to consider from placement type to size, but I’ve got you covered. Here are the 3 main criteria I used to pick the best range hoods: You can scroll down to my buyer's guide to … [Read more...] about Best Range Hoods For Gas Stoves
If you have been looking for new kitchen appliances, you have likely come across Smeg. Smeg is an extremely popular appliance company and is chosen by many people. With their distinctive 1950’s designs, they are certainly great to look at, and hard to ignore. When it comes to kitchen appliances Smeg is seen to be one of the best companies in the current market. But, Smeg … [Read more...] about Is Smeg Worth It?
In the market for a Crock-Pot? Whether you have had one before, or this is your first time purchasing one, navigating the range of different slow cooker sizes out there can be a minefield. Depending on your needs, you will need to make sure you pick the correct size Crock-Pot. The capacity of your Crock-Pot is very important, because if you use the Crock-Pot to prepare a … [Read more...] about Different Sizes of Crock Pots: What Size Slow Cooker Should You Buy?
Our first apartment came with the old school, cheap as heck, electric coil stovetop. I still remember the time I spilled chicken noodle soup and was scraping burnt noodles off the coils. Cooking on an electric coil stove is a total pain. They don't heat evenly and if you spill anything it's a hell of a task to clean. That's why getting the right cookware is absolutely … [Read more...] about Best Cookware For Electric Coil Stove [2023 Review]
Are you tired of cooking with appliances meant to feed a family of 6? I totally get it. If you cook fried foods for yourself, you don’t need some of the larger air fryers available on the market. You need something big enough to get the job done and maybe have some leftovers for lunch. We’ve got an epic review of the best air fryers for one person for you to pick … [Read more...] about 9 Best Air Fryers For One Person (15+ tested)
If you’re trying to decide if the Ninja Foodi Digital Air Fryer Oven is worth it, I’ve got you covered. Today, I'm going to take a deep dive into the Ninja Foodi oven and help you decide whether it's the right product for you. I'll cover everything from the build quality to the warranty, before giving you my final overall verdict at the end of my Ninja Foodi air fryer … [Read more...] about Ninja Foodi 9-in-1 Digital Air Fry Oven Reviews